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real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland. what is left of hurricane isaac left parts of our area submerged sunday night. >> in at least one spot, it is an all too familiar scene. >> also ahead, the democratic national convention kicks off tomorrow. we are live in charlotte with a preview for you. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. all right. it is monday, september 3rd and straight up 6:00, hocking live right now as we get things rolling starting this
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weekending and starting any new month. good morning. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. let's go for north carolina where the final prep rigs for the democratic national convention are under way. >> it all kicks off tomorrow. the first lady is among the speakers. fox's nicole collin is live in charlotte with a preview of what is to come. good morning, nicole. >> reporter: good morning. it is departments it is a turn to make their case to the american -- it is democrats' turn to make their case to the american people. david a el rod called the republican convention a terrible failure and said that, unlike republicans, democrats will present a clear agenda. some 6,000 delegates and tens of thousands of others cop verging on charlotte, north carolina for the democratic national convention. but along with president obama's supporters are his critics as anti-obama demonstrators gather. >> these democrats are not what they seem and people have to
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understand that. and that is the message i'm bringing. >> reporter: the president's team laying out the case for a second term and framing gop presidential nominee mitt romney's approach to the economy as a return to republican policies of the past. >> what mitt romney is going to offer america is top down, trail trickle down fairy dust. it didn't work then. it is not going to work now. >> reporter: president obama continuing the theme while speaking to students at the university of olympic olympic sunday giving this critique of last week's republican national convention. >> despite all challenge that we face in this new century, what they offered over those three days was an agenda that was better suited for the last century. it was a rerun. it been on nick at nite. we've seen it before. you might as well have watched to a black and white tv with some rabbit ears. >> reporter: president obama will accept his party's nomination to thursday night.
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competing for a little bit of the north carolina spotlight today, mitt romney's running mate paul ryan also campaigning in the state. >> all right. thank you. time now to talk weather. >> yes. >> hot, steamy, sticky. >> it feels like a sauna outside. >> it wasn't the best weekend. let's just leave it at that. >> no, but for the holiday, it won't be the greatest ore either. but it is still a holiday. >> if you've got barbecues, outdoor plans, julie has a big parade, you got to be ready for rain showers. a better chance as we get into the afternoon hours. right now, we're quiet. i think we'll be generally dry for the next hour or two. you've got to get up into delaware to find any rain. lots of humidity and a little fog. lots of fog to tart your day.
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the showers will be back later this afternoon. we've got a big band of moisture out to the west. that is the actual remnants of isaac moving in today. temperature, 76 degrees. that is a very warm start for september 2nd. it is september 2nd, right? >> no -- >> no, it is september 3rd. i should know. my birthday is in like two days. 82degrees later this afternoon. showers and thunderstorms back in the forecast pretty much a guarantee. >> it is because you tend to forget the birthdays by the time you get to this age. >> you celebrate the small thaipgs like you're still here. >> after i turned 25, i forgot mine. so when i turn 29 later on this month, it will be a good time. -- you celebrate the small thins like you're still here. >> you're the only person under 30 up there. we all necessity that. >> that's right. >> metrorail, metrobus on a
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sunday schedule today for the labor day holiday. no marc or vre. let's take a live look at the roads. you are seeing nice light volume on 95. no real issue as you leave the prince william parkway, past the occoquan. you should be in good shape. hov lanes are running northbound. restrictions are lifted and they will be running northbound through 11:00 a.m. tomorrow. beltway looking good here in virginia leaving springfield up towards 66. 66 itself, we do have reports of an accident traveling westbound, so between 123 and route 50, want -- watch for some traffic there. the right lane is blocked. the beltway looks good in maryland leaving 95 college park heading into silver spring. do watch for the response for a building fire, 175 at dorsey run road in howard county. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. some of our top stories this morning, an all-too-
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familiar scene, a section of northwest d.c. hit with severe flooding. >> it happened in the same neighborhood, the bloomingdale neighborhood. the rain turned some streets into a river stranded drivers, caused multiple power outages and closed down the sure howard university metro station. this area saw similar flooding three times in july. resident are desperate for a solution to this problem. is pr >> it has happened now and it is getting frustrating. you can tell when the storm drains are backing up that the drains are going to go and you're going to take on water and there is nothing you can do about it. >> just last month, mayor vincent gray announced he was establishing a task force to address the flooding and sewer backup issues in that area. here is a look at just out bad the flooding was in the bloomingdale neighborhood. this was the scene along rhode island avenue in northwest last night. someone had to be rescued from their car. as you can see, several vehicle
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on the street were submerged by flood waters. we are following a developing story at this hour. a u.s. government vehicle targeted. at least two people were killed. it is unclear at this point which country they were from. >> i surge and attack against the u.s. forces and others leading for a change in the training of afghan police units. we'll tell you what is happening toen sure thorough background checks. but first, he grabbed headlines with his mass we had go ahead and led a legion of followers. this morning, we are looking back on the life of reverend moon. we'll be right back. what can i get you ?
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the reverend sun myung moon has died. he became known for holding
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mass weddings. the church also built a business empire which included "the washington times." the reverend moon died of come indications from pneumonia. he was 92 years old. a chain to improve background checks of afghan police recruits. it comes after 15 americans and 30 other nato service members were killed. u.s. special operations forces have suspended training for now to allow more time to background checks on recruits. insurgents have been working their way into the recruiting ranks and shooting their trainers. nato is also establishing a system that will allow afghan police sapped soldiers to anonymously report suspicious activity. some flight delays across airports in our area yesterday morning. flights at reagan, bwi and dulles were stopped for about 25 minutes because after fire at a regional air traffic control facility. it impacted less than 20 flights. the faa says a refrigerator caught fire in an office area.
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a much-anticipated book that could land the author in legal trouble is hitting bookstores sooner than expected. >> we are checking in with tucker barnes for a look at your full forecast. what is left of isaac dropping heavy rain in parts of our area. find out how much longer it will stick around when we come back. president clinton: this election to me is about which... candidate is more likely to return u us to full employment. this is a clear choice. the republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper-income... people and go back to deregulation. that's what got us in trouble in the first place.
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rain changed plans slightly for this year's labor day concert put on by the national symphony organization stra. it had to be moved from the west lawn of the capitol indoors to the kennedy center. a hewn crowd furnish turned out for the free event with some concert goers watching on closed circuit televisions in the hallway. look atal those people. >> free concert. they want to try to get in. >> it would have been cool to get down there and see that. >> not that often that they play free, i don't think.
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>> one of those bucket list thicks. >> right. and they're great. >> at least it was a little cooler and drier inside than it was -- oh, yeah. >> you didn't have to contend with the bugs. >> kind of a tough weekend. showers and storms back in the forecast. at least the possibility. not going to rain every minute but when it does start to rain, it could be locally heavy. and i know we have a left outdoor activity. so you will have to be prepared to dodge some raindrops a little later today. >> all right. that is the forecast. >> that is all we can do for labor day. >> not going to try to dress up the forecast to make it look good. that is the bottom line, be ready for some rain. in washington, we are off tie mild start. notice i don't say warm and oppressively humid. >> oh, it is the temperature. >> 72346 washington. it is warm. it is very oppressive out there as our dew point temperatures are running in the 70s. there is a lot of water out there in the atmosphere.
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it is the remnants of isaac moving through since about saturday. it is a slow mover here. it will be with us for another couple of days. one or two sprinkles just south and west of washington. otherwise, a lot of cloud cover. a little fog in spots. a little fog out to the west in spots. otherwise, going be for a mostly cloudy day. you might see a peek or two of sunshine. you can see the action just out to our west in eastern kentucky and ohio and west virginia and all of that is kind of rolling very slowly to the east. so i think chances that we'll see showers and storms likely later today and then again tomorrow and even wednesday. honestly, even thursday, we have the threat of a shower or thunderstorm. the real dryout doesn't get in here until hate this week when a cold front will push this whole tropical mess off it our east. let's do the futurecast. put it in motion and show you the showers kind of popping up. here we are at 1:00.
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notice not raining areawide here if you are going to the nationals-cubs game later today. i think we'll be able to get it in but be prepared for the possibility of rain showers. later this afternoon, additional showers kicking up here and there with a lot of cloud cover. a lot of humidity and then we'll do it all over again. and tomorrow, i know tomorrow, back to school, back to work. showers back in the forecast as well. 83 today. mostly cloudy and humid. showers and storms likely today. about a 70% chance. good chance some of those could be locally heavy. 86 tomorrow. we are going to warm opportunity. it will be steamy around here for the next couple of days. by wednesday and thursday. highs in the upper 80s. a cold front late thursday will cool us down and most importantly dry us out by friday and the start of the weekend with highs in the lower 80s. we are after all september now so we should be turning the corner to some cooler temperatures pretty soon. >> and now let's find out if anybody is going to work today besides the four of us.
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>> maybe a couple of people. if you are traveling southbound 395 approaching the beltway, there was a car fire. trying to move everything off to the side of the roadway but you want to watch for had brief delays there southbound 395 approaching the beltway. 66 looks good here at nutley street. if you are traveling westbound between 123 and route 50, watch for delays there. right lane blocked with an accident eastbound. no issues. 270 looks good, no problems here in gaithersburg. julie wright will later today be heading up the gaithersburg parade so that is interesting. 395 southbound approaching the beltway. want to take a quick look at something. the top labor day destinations within 200 miles based on recently searched travel sites by washington, d.c. area locals from virginia beach, williamsburg, rehobbing on the and baltimore on the list there. that is where folks will be
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heading back from this afternoon. if you are traveling, tucker has been talking about the wet weather so head out early. over to you. thank you. a bach getting a firsthand account of the raid that killed osama bin laden hits stores tomorrow. no easy day was written by a former navy seal who took part in that raid. it was originally going to be released on september 11th but re-orders and extensive buzz prompted the earlier release. meantime, the author, matt bissonnette who wrote under the name of marcoen, could be facing legal trouble over what is revealed in the book though on friday, his attorney said he did not violate any agreements. disabled veterans and soldiers transitioning back from the war front have some unique opportunities this month to learn about job openings. these are specific to the tease area and include on the job shadowing at places like the fbi and clark construction to name a few. now, to learn more more about
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this, go tothe web site on your screen right there. coming up next, the democratic national convention kicks off in north carolina tomorrow. we'll have a closer look at how each candidate plans to turn the economy around. >> as we go to break, we are sharing more back to school tights. this is corey. she is three years old and attends programs at imagine hope community charter school. >> i think she is doing a little dance to this song. >> excite about going back to school. school. keep them coming, people. i guess not now, because all the schools are in. if you have a back to school picture you would like to share, can you still send it to us. we'll be back in a moment. ore. a new world-class resort casino in prince george's county. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes...
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last week, republicans laid out their plans. >> this week, the democrats get their turn to explain how they
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plan to turn the economy around over the next four years. >> we need to have a forward looking conversation about what it takes in the 21st century for all americans. >> reporter: both premier and his opponent mitt romney have very different ideas on how to move the country forward. former white house chief of staff and current mayor rahm emmanuel suggest the president's policies are turning things around. >> the economy is not in a secession. the auto industry isn't near collapsed but is striving. financial industry that was once facing a melt down, now starting to lend again to home owns, small businesses and kids going to college. >> reporter: others say country is not moving forward at a fast enough pace. >> we are adding about 128,000 to the economy each month. that is not enough to keep pace with even population growth. you need to be looking at 300,000, 400,000 jobs a month on a consistent basis if you
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are going to chip away at the unemployment race. >> newt gingrich sings a romney- ryan administering can turn things around. >> just the drive of the energy sector under a romney administration yen rates in royalties and in taxes on new jobs and taxes on profits a major step towards the balanced budget. you have to control spending. paul ryan would be about as good a vice president as you could get if you wanted to have somebody. he will know more about the budget than the director of the budget. >> reporter: the democratic national convention is set to begin in charlotte, north carolina on tuesday. the economy along with job both will most likely take center stage. the remnants of hurricane isaac leaving behind an all too familiar scene in one d.c. neighborhood. >> we are live with the look at the damage and details on what is happening to stop the problem in d.c.'s bloomingdale community. and dave ross joins us in a few minutes with your sports breakfast including some big news about stephen strasburg's
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shutdown. the nats have set a date. we'll have more on that when fox 5 morning news continues. 
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welcome back. it is a holiday and i'm sorry we can't bring you anything better. >> the good us is you have the day off. the bad news is it will be cloudy with a chance of showers and storms throughout the day. >> in the words of frank sinatra, that's life. >> unfortunately, it is. there you go. words of wisdom. >> we have to revisit that. >> i like it what you said that last time. >> here is the good news. it feels like it will rain at any minute but it could. we are dealing with just cloud cover to start your day. a little fog in spots. not much rain out there at the moment. we'll seat rain chances enhance here later today and the possible of some thunderstorms as well. temperature right now, 76 degrees. our dew point temperature is running in the low 70s. that is a combination for lots
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of up comfortable air and it will continue to be very warm and humid out there later this afternoon. 72 in new york. look at boston. you get up into new england, boston, 60 degrees right now. here is your forecast for today. lots of clouds. we'll go 83 for your daytime high with scattered showers and storms back in the forecast. if you are going to the nationals game being be ready for some rain showers. they could pop up at any time. >> take your slicker, your rain coat. >> getting ready for it. >> let's check some lauren demarco to get the latest on traffic. >> you got to pack your patience if you are headed back from the holiday weekend. a lot of folks on the roads with the rain as well. we do have a few thins going on. if you are traveling 395, we had a car fire southbound 395 just prior to the beltway right here the ramp to the inner loop. the ramp was actually blocked. they are trying to move
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everything off to the right shoulder notch issues heading up through springfield. -- no issues heading up through springfield. we had roads closed because of flooding over the weekend. they have all been reopened. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. >> thank you. the big story in our area, the bloomingdale section of northwest d.c. hit with some severe flooding. >> this is the fourth time this has happened since july. fox 5's sherry ly is live on the scene with the latest chapter of this ongoing problem. >> reporter: good morning. you can bet that today will be another day for people here in the bloomingdale neighborhood to start cleaning up. there is still some debris
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washed up in the flood waters up here. it is almost look you can see where the water line was as the water rose. it often floods here. that is what happened last night as the rain came down. the street filled with water sweeping cars down the street in fast-moving rivers. people had little time to react the the d.c. fire department rescued several people trapped on their cars or on top of them. some cars a total loss. this all comes less than two weeks after city leader announced they had formed a task force to try to figure out what is behind the constant flooding. d.c. water is inspecting the tunnels to search for possible blockages, something that could be addressed immediately. a long-term plan is in the work but won't be done until 2025. >> i kept tabs on it. i would like to know whatter when a going to do. we can't wait for 2025 to come through for this to get fibbed.
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>> reporter: here what is he is dealing with like so many others in the neighborhood. his home is flooded again. there is extensive damage. it washes in from outside but it also backs up from the sewage system. people are fed up but they don't know what else to do. city leaders do understand their frustration. mayor has given the newly formed task force about four months to try to come up with some answers. that is the latest here in bloomingdale. back to you. >> thank you so much. the latest now from the campaign trail. >> the democratic national convention gets under way in charlotte, north carolina this week. first lady michelle obama will speak at the event tomorrow on its opening day. the convention will be held at two venues, the time warn are cable arena on the first two days and then thursday, it moves to the bank of america stadium where president obama will officially accept the nomination.
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at a series of stops dubbed the road to charlotte, the president gave some hints about what he will address in his upcoming speech. >> i offer you what i believe is a better path forward, a path that will grow this economy and create more jobs and strengthen the middle class. >> maryland governor martin o'malley and former virginia governor tim kaine will also speak at this year's democratic national convention. onvention. we've got a big announcement about nats star stephen strasburg and a big week for the nfl. >> can you believe it is almost football time? >> i can. >> it can't got here fast enough. >> not for you. you can't wait. >> i can't wait i don't you still have to be a little bit hyped up about the baseball. >> yeah. >> saturday, it was a good game. >> it really was. we all knew stephen strasburg was going to get shut down. what we didn't know is the way that this town would react to
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that. people are going crazy. relax. the team now about this all along. stephen will get shut down but he did have his third to last start yesterday against the st. louis cardinals. boy, was he good. he had nine strikeout on the day. in relief, no relief by sean burnett. gives up a two-run jack right there. strasburg can't get the win. the old nats would have folded when something like that happened. not this year. espinoza up the middle. that will score your go ahead run and the nat hold on for the 4-3 win. their 81st victory of the year. they matched the team total set in 2005. that was the best they've ever done and they've already matched it. >> of a been hooking him a little early all year because innings count. i think he had another inning in his tank but also didn't
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want to run it up and maybe cost him a start. but of his outstanding. >> yes, he was. how about our neighbors to north? up there in new york taking on the bronx bombers in yankee stadium. mark reynolds goes dope not once but he will do it again. -- goes deep not once but he will do it again. the os go to win again if you can believe this. 8-3. >> they always have somebody who steps up every single game. >> they do. you like this team. >> i like this team. >> i kept think the os would go away. they haven't gone way. >> we are hoping to talk some playoffs for our football team around here this year. they had to get down with some
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cuts. they cut timmy hightower who was here last year. they kept alfred morris. he is one of the running backs. >> he was pretty good though. >> sixth round pick out of florida atlantic. he was the all-time leading rusher there. let's take a look at the other guys who will carry the mail against new orleans. this is the first gave. morris is a pretty solid back. we also know evan roister out of penn state, he will have to help carry the load. it's three-headed monster they're going with without timmy hightower. and also roy hell you should be back in the fall. >> the running back committee. >> if i nutshell, you just
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nailed it. very good. hoping bigger and better thins for the redskins this year. not very good. >> nowhere to go but up. >> that's right. coming up next, fox 5 is o a change kicked in over the weekend. find out which riders will have to pay more and we'll tell you why the move to make a smartrip card more accessible for everyone isn't ready to move yet. [ fingers tapping ]
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fox 5 is monitoring metro this morning. >> some changes in the system took effect over the weekend but a move to make smartrip cards more accessible isn't ready just yet. john henrehan has more. >> reporter: among transit systems, metro is a pioneer in implementing an electronic fare card system that is simpler for customers and costs metro a lot less to maintain than its old
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paper-based fare cards. the paper fare cards primarily used by tourists are still available. paper users pay a whopping $1 surcharge for every train trip. metrobuses are also cheaper when smartrip cards are used to pay. earlier this year, metro estimate more than 08% of bus users pay with smartrip cards and nearly 90% of rail riders also use the payment. as of september 1st, most smartrip cards will need a minimum of $1.20 to enter the system fp you rent store online, metro will put a $3 credit in the account. metro had also promised to expand the dispensing machines for smartrip cards to all 86 of its stations. the new machines are in. but they're wrapped in plastic and not operational. unlike the existing machines which have braille on their surfaces for instructions for the blind, the new machines
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have no braille and no audio component. metro spokeswoman caroline lucas told us by phone the transit managers have made an internal decision to keep the new distribution machines turned off until they're fully compliant with the americans with disabilities act. some metro customers question that decision. >> metro has a lot of problems. why not make something a little easier for the public. >> reporter: you say turn on the machines now. >> turn on the machines now. turn on the machines now and make it widely publicized when the other features are added. >> reporter: although metro promises to have working smartrip distribution machines at every station, you may not find them at every entrance to every station. this is the yen officer street side of the friendship heights station and on this side, no dispensing machine. metro manageers say the new machines that are in place should be retrofitted with
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braille and audio and turned on in the next two months. >> metro is expecting lighter than usual ridership today because of the labor day holiday. the system is running on a sunday schedule and expects slower than usual service on a stretch of the green and yellow line. also keep in mind that the shaw howard university station is closed because of flooding. >> that was a mess down there last night with all that rain that came through in that neighborhood and then the metro stop. >> once again, yeah. we'll do it once again today unfortunately. lots of clouds out there. can you feel the water in the atmosphere. a lot of humidity out there. and it is not going to take a lot to drive some more showers and additional thunderstorms. it is all the remnants of isaac that will be working through here the next couple of days. unfortunately, showers and storms in the forecast for the holiday. >> all right. but it will look better later in the week, right? >> yeah. you got to hang in there. we have a seven-day forecast. and i promise by the seventh
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day, things will look better. it won't be that far but the next couple of days look a little shaky. we are in the 70s. i want to he show you dew point temperatures here. it is not a terribly comfortable morning. of course, overnight lows in the mid-70s never comfortable but particularly not in september. 76 in washington. 78 in annapolis. quantico, you are 80 degrees. 73 in leonardtown. 70 70 in martinsburg. en any time you get above 70, you are in the very up comfortable range and the entire region now 70 or above. parts of the area getting close to the mid-70s closer to the bay. 7 # the current dew point in annapolis and baltimore. 72 in quantico. it feels like a wet blanket when you step outdoors. -- 78 the current dew point in and list and baltimore. it will be very uncomfortable as the showers and storms will fill back in.
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we do have a shower just to the west of washington. a very light little sprinkle there on the west of the bray. that is about it. quiet conditions to start your day. won't remain that way as we get into the afternoon. we have a left moisture out to the west. remnants of isaac rolling through. this is why it feels tropical out there. a decent chance this afternoon that we'll see wide spread showers and storms. here is your forecast. most hi cloudy and humid. showers sand storms back in the forecast. # 3 your daytime high. there are your wind out of the south an east at about five miles per hour. here is your accu-weather seven- day forecast. 86 tomorrow. showers and at least the possibility of a few storms in the forecast both wednesday and thursday and a little warmer, highs in the upper 80s. -- 38 your daytime high. then we get a cold front through here. excuse me. >> are you okay? >> going to hiccup.
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highs cooler where it should be in the low 80s by saturday. >> i love it. that is what i'm talking about. >> finally. september is typically a nice weather month. >> it is a great month. >> it is a great month. it is a great time for ask tony and tucker. >> we put our renamed pig heard together to answer your most pressing questions weather- related or otherwise. today's question is from len cummings. he wants to know why do tropical storms, hurricanes, et cetera travel from east to west but inland seem to travel west to east. have you guys noticed that? >> i haven't. >> you haven't paid close
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attention. >> i just have so much information coming in. >> i have wondered. >> i have the answer to the question. if we could, let's go back-to- back. i want to show you a picture of tropical base and tuck about a couple of features out there. -- and talk about a couple of features out there. leslie is out there now. it is not expected to impact lapped areas. it will move to the north. what i want to show you is the earth, the planet. what we want to talk about is the macro circulation of all of the weather systems on earth. >> i think i see already where it is going and why it is -- i'm just saying. sorry. take it away. >> i'm taking notes. i'm completely lost. >> you can't be lost yet. all i did was show you a picture of planet earth. things haven't really picked up
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yet, wisdom. what drives all weather systems? sunlight. the sunlight is not distributed evenly on planet earth. we get more sunlight near the equator than we do in polar areas. that is why we're warmer there be and colder in polar areas. you see the lines on your map there, those are latitude and longitude lines. roughly between the equator and 30 degrees north and 30 degrees south from the equator, the weather moves from east to west. it is what is called the trade winds which were sort of famous back in the day with sailors. from zero to 30 degrees north latitude, the weather moves from east to west. that is where most hurricanes, most thunderstorms develop. they move from east to west. then, as they are pushed to the
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north through a process they get to 30 to 60 degrees. that is called the westerly. es. 30degrees is roughly northern florida. from 30 to 60 degrees latitude, the weather moves from west to east. >> manying that line going through florida and north of there, that goes from west to east. >> yes. so that is why we're more familiar with weather coming in from the west while in the tropics the weather move from east to west. >> so is that why when the hurricanes come in, they kind of tend to push back out towards the coast. because they come in and try to hit towards land and they get pushed back out. >> the very simply, yes. this is an area of high pressure that often develops in the western atlantic called the bermuda high. it often has to be steered around that bermuda high and that is why we see them curve in and around.
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>> interesting. >> very short lesson but fascinating. you watch leslie. after moving from east to west, it will move to the north and then north and east over the next couple of days as it gets pushed into the northern latitudes. >> got it. macro circulation. >> what does that mean? >> we don't have time for that. >> please send us your questions. we love all the questions. we have a good one for tomorrow. >> we want some video ones too. >> time now for say hello to lauren demarco. >> i'm just glad it is alwaysly and not lauren. i don't want anything to do with any storm. let's take a quick look at waze. we have ban dealing with an incident 175 closed in howard county at dorsey run road. this is because of a fire. that has been ongoing for several hours. the intersection is closed. watch out for that.
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395 southbound approaching the play, we had the car fire. that has moved out of the way so you are in good shape. northbound 95 and 359, no issues, hov restricts lifted everywhere except for route 50. let's some of along to route 50. if you are traveling westbound leaving kent use land approaching the bay bridge, nice, wide open lanes. we are assuming that won't be the case later on today. you can call 1-877-bayspan to check conditions before you head out. tomorrow is terrible traffic tuesday. congress back in session. all the public school kids are back in class and the issue isn't really that there are more cars on the road but that everyone is traveling at the same time. according to the transportation planning board in august last year, rush hour meant 36% longer travel times than during nonpeak periods. but in september, that number jumped to 60% f do you have to head to work today, enjoy the nice light volume. tomorrow may be aling rough. >> i say we can guarantee it.
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have you ever been embarrassed when you turned in an overdue library book? maybe if you rented one in the last cent perhaps, you would be. a woman recently returned a book overdue for 78 years to the chicago public library. she found the book among her late mother's things and copy of oscar wilde's the picture of dorian gray was checked out in 194. she returned it during an amnesty program. >> i wonder how much the fees would have been if she hadn't done that. >> quite a bit, i'm sure. that is an old, old book. still ahead on fox 5 morning news. >> looking for more fun this labor day? holly is live in clifton, virginia with more on the celebration that is all about classic cars, food and fun. and best of all, it is helping two local charities. we are back in just a moment. the republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper-income... people and go back to deregulation. that's what got us in trouble in the first place. president obama has a plan to rebuild america from...
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good morning, everybody. if you are looking
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for something fun to do on this labor day that's going to happen rain or shine, i have it. they are getting set for the 13th annual cliffton car show. they are already getting ready and this is just the beginning. there are going to be 400 classic, custom, motorcycles, you name it. it's put on each year by the lion's club and custom cruisers. also raises money for a good cause. this year northern virginia therapeutic riding program and also life with cancer we're going to talk about. and they also have things like an annual chili cook off and get a taste. and also they have live music. one of the bands are going to play for us as well. and remember, rain or shine here. >> they are hard core. it's going off no matter what. >> i remember them from last
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year. >> thanks. check with you later. that does it for the 6:00 hour. let's send it over to allison. >> we'll see you shortly. coming up on this labor day, democrats descend on charlotte while try to gather in the tar heel states. swing states making their case for four more years. >> what's left of isaac hits the district flooding neighborhoods that have hit hard. we'll have a live report coming up. >> and later, breaking the bank to fill the tank. gas prices hit a record high this holiday. and relief is still a long way off. >> morning news at 7:00 starts right now. >> fs fox 5 morning news. >> good monday morning, it

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